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As Gold Soars, Miners Become Hot Growth Stocks
The idea that a rising gold price is good for gold miners is intuitively easy to grasp. But to understand just how good, you have to see the numbers.
Why So Many Cities Are Paralyzed
Today’s big-city mayors are just the latest in a long line of leaders who bought labor peace and public sector votes by paying teachers, police, and firefighters way more than was mathematically possible in the long run.
Gold Goes Mainstream, New York Times Edition
There’s a stage in precious metals bull markets where even the least-interested mainstream media outlets feel compelled to acknowledge that something big is happening.
Europe Bails Out Its Failed States With Common (i.e., German) Bonds
This week’s EU announcement of a massive coronavirus bailout – featuring the first-ever “common” bond issuance – marks the birth of this new integrated Europe, in which all future debt is defacto German rather than French, Greek, etc.
When It Rains It Pours, China Edition
The US has its share of problems right now. But China is right up there in the “when it rains it pours” sweepstakes.
Look Where Gold Is Trading The Day After The 4th Of July
What are the odds of gold trading at 1776 on Independence Day weekend?
The Global Bond Market Is Turning Japanese, As All Long-Term Rates Plunge Towards Zero
Government bond yields are falling almost everywhere – except Japan – which raises some interesting questions.
Wouldn’t That Be Cool…
Take a world that’s spinning out of control with debt, money creation and pretty much every other measure of financial danger flashing red. And what do you get...?
Pay-As-You-Go Government Is A Precious Metals Paradise
The coming world of frantic money printing and sluggish growth has a name: stagflation. And, based on America’s last experience with it in the 1970's, it’s a hard time to feed a family but a spectacular time to own gold and silver.
We’ve Been Here Before – And It Ended With An Epic Crash
It seems that the major market indexes that recently soared back to record highs are being elevated by an amazingly small number of stocks – Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Facebook to be specific.
How Pension Funds Die, CalPERS Edition
The hope is now that either an existential financial crisis forces the current national government to fold a pension bailout into a broader one, or a newly-installed Democrat administration rewards the public sector with a sector-specific bailout.
One Crisis Is Manageable. Five Might Not Be
World War One was the most destructive conflict in human history. But before it ended, the Spanish flu came along and claimed an even greater number of victims.
Who’s Getting The Biggest Bail-Out? Believe It Or Not, It’s The Gold Miners
With the exception of Amazon and Netflix, pretty much every big financial entity out there is lining up for a bailout. And governments everywhere are obliging. The money thus created is being spread around pretty widely.
Why The Gold/Silver Ratio Is A Useful Indicator
There’s a debate in gold bug circles over whether the price difference between gold and silver – the gold/silver ratio – tells us anything useful.
Is The Government About To LBO The Private Sector?
The leveraged buyout (LBO) of the private sector by the government will cripple the capital markets’ price signaling mechanism and bring innovation to a screeching halt.
Will Airbnb’s Implosion Trigger A Housing Bust?
It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Airbnbs were the next wave in hospitality, taking market share from hotels and motels and backed by a tech network that made running a virtual bed and breakfast fun and easy.
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